Worldwide, 13 JULY – 26 JULY 2020

In spite of the difficult period caused by the current pandemic, Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival 2020 will continue to keep its basic structure and maintain its operations, while taking stock of the emerging needs and developing situation.

Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival is founded upon three closely interconnected elements:

  • Advanced courses with the guidance of prestigious international Maestros;
  • Competitions reserved exclusively to students enrolled in the advanced courses;
  • Concerts performed by guest artists and selected students.

The Virtuoso & Belcanto advanced courses are veritable educational programs: admitted students will have the possibility to study with some of the most important artists in the world. Each student will be able to have lessons with every professor of his or her own instrumental course.

All of the educational activities relative to instrumental and chamber music courses (lessons, seminars and conferences) will be held online:

  • The advanced courses lessons will be take place on the platform
  • Supplementary activities (seminars, conferences and meetings) will be held on dedicated platforms.

Of the planned competitions reserved for those enrolled in the advanced courses, only the following will be held:

Both of the competitions will be held entirely online, through video submission.

The Selection for concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie will have a Semifinal and Final round. Click for more details.

The Chamber Music Competition will be held in one singular round. Click for more details.

The Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival’s Concert Program will be held, alternating between live-streaming from a distance and live concerts in the City of Lucca, compatible with recomendations by the authorities regarding public health.

If the public health situation permits, some string quartets may avail themselves of free lodging in historic villas and residences in Lucca, thanks to the collaboration with Le Dimore del Quartetto Association.

In any case, music lovers around the world will continue to have the possibility to follow the rich and dynamic  program of public events that Virtuoso & Belcanto Festival has planned in 2020.